Pilea Peperomioides (Chinese Money Plant)

Pilea Peperomioides (Chinese Money Plant)

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Pilea peperomioides, known as Chinese money plantpancake plant,  is a species of flowering plants in the family Urticaceae, native to Yunnan Province in southern China. Growing to 30 cm (12 in) tall and wide, it is an erect, succulent, evergreen perennial, with round, dark green, peltate leaves up to 10 cm (4 in) in diameter on a long petiole

In China we believe the money plant will bring you fortune and good luck 


about once a week, depending on the season. On hot summer days they might need a bit more water than on colder days.

What's important is to not keep the soil wet, but let it dry out a bit in between waterings, but also don't let it dry out completely, either. The plants in terracotta pots might need watering more often because the terracotta absorbs part of the water.


You can put them in front of a window where they get a lot of light, but almost no direct sunlight. This is where they grow best. In a spot where there's more shade, they will do fine too, but the leaves might turn a darker green. Too much direct sunlight might scorch the leaves. I do rotate my plants a few times a week because the leaves grow in the direction of the sun. For the darker periods of the year or for spots with almost no sunlight, you can also use a grow light.

In the colder months of the year, the heaters are turned on . It's really important do not to put your Pilea anywhere near a working heater.